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Why would Tesla want free enrgy for everyone?

  1. May 31, 2010 #1
    Why we Tesla want to give away free energy when he knew he could make money off
    of it?
     
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  3. May 31, 2010 #2
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    Humanitarian reasons? Not really a physics question...
     
  4. May 31, 2010 #3

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    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    I don't know....are you suggesting you believe Tesla wanted free energy? Did he ever actually say that?

    ....moving to GD.
     
  5. May 31, 2010 #4
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    I am not trying to suggest anything, I was curious if there was a logical reason.
     
  6. May 31, 2010 #5
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    Have you asked him about it lol? How are we suppost to know what he wanted?

    I mean from what I know he made claims that he could split the earth in two and had been in communications with aliens so...

    Also I read something about him that I really don't like it involved one of his early devices.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2010 #6
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    Continue... I'm interested :tongue:

    @OP. Do you have a source where Tesla claims he specifically wanted to provide the world with free energy? Or maybe a source to cite him actually attempting to follow through with the plan?

    I would assume he might have commented on doing such a thing but I highly doubt it was more than just a 'propaganda tool' in order to attempt to sway public opinion his direction. We use 'Tesla's concept' of energy... (AC) and it's far from free. :smile:
     
  8. Jun 1, 2010 #7
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    Well, if he DID want it, provided it was possible to produce enough of it, I don't see what's so strange about it. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone is mainly concerned with increasing their personal assets as much as possible.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2010 #8
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    I wouldn't have been amazed if tesla did want to give the world free energy as he was born into wealth and never really had to work for anything in the way most people do. He was more the type to just invent and let someone else figure out how to market it.
     
  10. Jun 1, 2010 #9
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    How can you provide FREE ENERGY even if you are richest person of the planet ? !

    The point is that, he might have decided to try out his new inventions and different works for free to common people just to check the popularity of his ideas, ESPECIALLY WHEN EDISON WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE !!

    :smile:
     
  11. Jun 1, 2010 #10
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    You mean especially when Edison was lying hidden behind a bush with a detonator linked to an explosive in order to sabotage Tesla's progress in every imaginable way?
     
  12. Jun 1, 2010 #11
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    Well first off I think the concept of free energy is stupid because even it was "free" the responsiblity you would need when using it would make it less then free imo.

    As to zomgwtf the invention I was talking about is something I would consider animal cruelty if that gives you any ideas... If you really want to know what it is I suggest you pick up a book about his life im sure you can find one at the library.

    To ali inam I don't really want to say how he was going to get his "free energy" because I don't want to give anyone any ideas but lets just say it was probably the worst way to get energy I can think of. If you look into the history of that huge tower he was building you can probably figure it out.
     
  13. Jun 1, 2010 #12
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    I meant that it was all AC and DC going on around at that time

    Two different thing proposed by two different scientists !!
     
  14. Jun 1, 2010 #13
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    Yep, and one of them (Hint: Edison) devoting a majority of his time to smearing the other.
     
  15. Jun 1, 2010 #14
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    I don't think edison devoted a majority of his time to smearing him but he was however a much better salesman.
     
  16. Jun 1, 2010 #15
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    Edison was certainly the better business man; and seemingly much more concerned with financial success then Tesla.
     
  17. Jun 1, 2010 #16
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    So we could all live in star trek world?
     
  18. Jun 1, 2010 #17
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    Oh he did. Interstingly enough Edison invented the electric chair, to show 'just how dangerous Tesla's AC was'. When his own DC devices were overheating and killing quite a few people.

    Tesla was by far the better scientist. Edison buteforced the work not using logical steps, then proceeded to sue everyone left right and centre.
     
  19. Jun 1, 2010 #18
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    I'm not sure about that tesla might have had a better mind for coming up with new ideas but edison was far better at being rigorous. It's sorta like the tortoise< and the hare imo.
     
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  20. Jun 1, 2010 #19
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    Well, whoever was successful,


    We have both scientists to thank for, dont we ? !


    :wink:
     
  21. Jun 1, 2010 #20
    Re: Why would Telsa want free enrgy for everyone?

    Tortoise can be a little harsh for the soul of Mr Nikola Tesla !!


    :tongue2:
     
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